Rob Brooke


Rob is an experienced attorney who has counseled clients on a variety of corporate, litigation, technology, real estate, contract, regulatory and intellectual property issues.


Rob registers and maintains trademarks and copyrights; and drafts and negotiates trademark and copyright licenses. He also investigates, files and prosecutes infringement actions.   


Rob has handled a wide array of complex commercial litigation matters. He has tried cases in federal and state courts and is licensed to practice in Virginia and South Carolina. Rob has also practiced under the infamous "Rocket Docket" of the United States District in the Eastern District of Virginia. Rob is also Rule 403 qualified to handle cases solo in South Carolina. 


From 2011-2014, Rob spent three years in Charleston, South Carolina as General Counsel for Kiawah Partners, a multi-disciplinary, international luxury resort developer. He worked to solve issues which mixed business and litigation. He also worked alongside senior management to handle the day-to-day problems regarding the ongoing real estate development of Kiawah Island.


In sum, Rob's wide experience helps Mauck & Brooke clients get to the bottom line quicker and more efficiently. 


Telephone (804) 502-9190








University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 1984, Raven Society

Washington & Lee University, B.A. 1981 magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa 




Mauck and Brooke, PLC (2015 -)

Kiawah Partners, General Counsel (2011-2014)

Troutman Sanders LLP (previously Mays & Valentine), Partner (1993- 2011), Associate (1988-92)

Hunton & Williams, Associate, Litigation Section (1984-88)



Bar and Court Admissions


1984 Virginia Supreme Court and all state lower courts

1996 South Carolina

Rule 403 certified in South Carolina 

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia



Professional Awards and Recognition


Rated AV® by Martindale-Hubbell for “very high to preeminent legal ability” (2004 - )

Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Intellectual Property Law (2009 - 2012)

Recognized as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Intellectual Property by Chambers USA (2004 - 2011)

Recognized as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine - Intellectual Property (2000 - 2011), Civil Litigation (2002 - 2003)

Recognized as a Virginia “Super Lawyer” in Intellectual Property (2006 - 2011)

Recognized in the “Super Lawyers” Corporate Counsel Edition in Intellectual Property (2009 - 2011)

Recipient, 2009 Volunteer of the Year Award of the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation’s Pro Bono Clearinghouse

Co-recipient, 1990 Pro Bono Publico Award of the Bar Association of the City of Richmond (This project eventually was the recipient of the American Bar Association's prestigious Harrison Tweed Award)



Integrity.  Experience.  Client Service.